Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 27

Spotting Numbers and Visual Patterns

Here a two great websites that provide lots of great pattern problems. Spotting Numbers Visual Patterns These patterns can be used with elementary students (if you just ask number questions) through advanced algebra (if you include questions about functions). Mathematics is often described as the study of patterns.  That is exactly what Spotting Numbers and …

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Mar 27

CCSSM and PARCC: Finding the Quality Mathematics (there’s plenty)

This posting provides links to various for this presentation made at the Annual ISMAA Meeting in Dekalb, IL on 3/27/2015. My abstract is here. Background CCSSM is here.  PARCC page is here. My Common Core Math Standards: Information, Links, and Resources page is here.  PARCC The PARCC test has met much criticism (from parents, teachers, …

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Mar 26

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics Education Research

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics Education Research NCTM statement http://www.nctm.org/Publications/journal-for-research-in-mathematics-education/2015/Vol46/Issue2/Grand-Challenges-and-Opportunities-in-Mathematics-Education-Research/

Mar 26

Minute with Maxwell – Teach

John Maxwell’s minute with Maxwell is on the word Teach. In a couple minutes he hits the nail on the head. http://johnmaxwellteam.com/teach-2?i=lLLW

Mar 24

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn   http://www.teachthought.com/learning/5-practical-learning-tips-based-neuroscience/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem&utm_content=55119bd704d3015557000002&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Mar 12

The Myths of Learning Styles

great information http://elearningindustry.com/the-myth-of-learning-styles

Mar 05

It’s time for us to realize….when it comes to assessment

It’s time for us to realize that (1) assessment (of student learning) is harder than one might think (harder than we thought) and (2) increasing our #assessment efforts may not improve student learning. It’s time we use assessment strategically.